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Afternoon Light

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 30 June 2020 in Landscape & Rural.


Our stopover in Northern Ireland was very brief with only two full days available to us but I am glad we had at least a little bit of time to explore the coast. There are so many beautiful places to see there and some are so close to the main tourist attractions and yet they seem like a world away from them. This location is only a few hundred meters away from the Giants Causeway and while everyone was giving their full attention to the basalt formation, hardly anyone took the time to explore a little bit further.

As we descended down form the cliff top trail we found this beautiful spot with warm late afternoon light hitting the large boulders in the foreground and the cliffs in the background. I especially liked the foreground elements here and there were plenty of boulders to choose from to include in the composition. I was also very happy to see some clouds about that added to the overall mood and filled the blue sky very nicely.

It was one of those beautiful simple scenes that did not require too much thought or effort. The aforementioned afternoon light was beautify warm and golden and illuminated the scene uniformly which meant that no additional filters were required. I only used the polariser to increase the contrast and deepen the blue and green tones in the sky and landscape. Because the light was coming from a low angle to the side, it also created additional depth by making the contrast stronger between illuminated and shadow areas.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 1/25 second F/8.0 ISO 100 24 mm

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